The Brazilian has started every Premier League match this term, and although David Luiz was excellent against City, we think he’ll be the player to make way for the extra attacking midfielder. Ramires provides the sides with constant running and legs for the entire 90 minutes.
MC) Nemanja Matic
Matic was absolutely superb against City, and has already established himself as a key player in Jose Mourinho’s XI. He’s very physical and combative, but also plays short, simple passes to teammates to help his side retain possession.
Against Newcastle, we think Mourinho will revert to the 4-2-3-1 formation he’s used for most of the season, enabling Oscar to play at no.10. The 22-year-old has bagged six times already this term in the league.